LIRR Passenger Car Photo History

Roster: LIRR Early Passenger Cars 
Research: Vincent Seyfried LIRR History Vol VII

Roster: LIRR Steel Coaches & Electric M.U. with conversions
Research: Henry Raudenbush and Jeff Erlitz, courtesy of George Chiasson

Roster: LIRR Passenger-Baggage-Combine-Cars
           
LIRR Passenger-Baggage-Combine-Cars Additional Data
           LIRR Passenger-Baggage-Combine-Cars Supplementary Notes 
Research Koehler, Seyfried, MTA 1972

WOODEN BUILDER DATES MISC All retired by 1927
Victorian Coaches Wason Mfg  Co 1889 #229-258 65' length seats 72 
sold #230,231,236,239 to Georgia Car & Loco Co. 7/1927
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LIRR #236
Combine baggage/passenger Pullman Palace Car Co. 1898 #501-520 sold 1926 to Georgia Car & Loco Co. lirr505_builderphoto_1898.jpg (68451 bytes)
LIRR #505 builder photo 1898
Closed Vestibule Jackson & Sharp,
Amer Car & 
Foundry
1898 Last wooden car produced for LIRR 1898
Day Coach Jackson & Sharp 1899 In 1876 Jackson & Sharp received a Centennial Award at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition, in the “railway plant, rolling stock, engines” category for its passenger, boudoir, and library cars.

LIRR received 1899

SPECIAL CARS BUILDER DATES MISC

Hospital Car

1898-1910

Coach #117 Destroyed
by fire 8/20/1910

 

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LIRR #117 Hospital Car 1897

Superintendent’s Car Pullman 1902-1909
Superintendent’s Car Jackson & Sharp 1906-1935-8?
E-6 Open Air Car Used for Beach runs
Gas Electric Scoots
Electric/Storage/
Battery: Edison
Electric
1911-1926
Brill Gas Car J.G Brill Company 1914-1926
Trolley Car
DOUBLE 
DECKER
1932-47
1947-49

 

200-205
1287-1347

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LIRR #132x Photo: R. Glueck

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LIRR #1346 Photo: R. Glueck

C3 Kawasaki 1997-

134 cars  23 Cab controlled cars

RDC BUILDER DATES MISC
Budd 1955- 1967 Sold 12/71

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LIRR #3101 RDC1 at Greenport 9/27/1959

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LIRR #3121 RDC2 with Trailer 
at South Hampton 1956

Starting in December of 1954, the LIRR began an extensive modernization program of all classes of equipment that included complete mechanical rebuilding, new interiors and new numbers to reflect the upgrading. The newly reworked cars were numbered into four number series: 4000 for control motors, 5000 for motor trailers, 6000 for MU trailers, and 7000 for steam coaches.
P-54 Amer Car & Foundry   1912, numbered 139-179 Steam Cars
Nicknamed “Ping Pongs”
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LIRR  #433 Jamaica 11/27/32
P54A  Amer Car & Foundry 1911-1914, #314-370 lirr4920-Jamaica-10-69.jpg (87010 bytes)
LIRR  #4920 Jamaica 10/1969
P54B Amer Car & Foundry 1913-1918 #379-388
P54D 74 cars modernized starting DEC 54 and renumbered as part of 7000 series (7002-7481, not all inclusive) Amer Car & Foundry 1927 #1-138 74 cars modernized starting 12/1954 and renumbered as part of 7000 series (7002-7481, not all inclusive) lirr7470-Ronkonkoma-12-71.jpg (88328 bytes)
LIRR #7470 Ronkonkoma 12/19/1971P54blueprint.jpg (412763 bytes)
P54 blueprint c.1925
PB57 ACF 1927 610-618 lirr7613_PB57_Glueck.jpg (62587 bytes)
LIRR #7613 PB57 combine Oyster Bay 
Photo: R. Glueck
P70 ACF 1911-1913 after 1926 converted to coaches after Pullman Extra Services Takeover 808-826 lirr824_P70_COACH_former-Parlor-Car_Morris-Park-Yard_1962_WilliamRigen.jpg (122014 bytes)
LIRR #824, former parlor car, Morris Park Yard 1962 Photo: William Rigen
MPB-54 1910 -1914

#1350-1381
#1385-1399

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#1379 MPB-54 tuscan red with Dulux 
gold lettering Pre-1950lirr1372-MPB-54_Jamaica.jpg (56016 bytes)
#1372 MPB-54 Tichy scheme 
Jamaica c.1955

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LIRR  #4398 (ex-#1398) MPB-54 in Dashing Dan scheme Woodside Station 06/10/1969

BG-72B

Pullman Standard 1955-56 Nos. 2101-2104 
Bar / Generator Cars

MP-41

ACF 1905 Nos. 1000-1133 first class of MU electric cars, 41' interior lirr1111_MP41.jpg (129479 bytes)
LIRR MP41 #1111 Rockaway Park Yard 
1948 (Rugen-Huneke)
 Gibb's Cars 1905 BRT/LIRR operations; see below MP41-train-crew_c.1908_Keller.jpg (79112 bytes)
LIRR/BRT MP41 "Gibbs Car" c.1908

This was a BRT-style coupler, as these MP41 cars were built to run in joint LIRR/BRT operation (which ended in 1917) and were even nicknamed "Gibbs Cars" after the guy who designed the similar electric passenger cars for the BRT.  After purchasing a bunch of these cars in 1905 for operation in newly-electrified territory, the LIRR purchased new MP54 cars in 1909-10.  The shorter, MP41 cars were eventually relegated to rapid-transit service along the Atlantic branch and the longer and newer MP54 cars were used in the rest of electrified territory.  I've never seen the coupler pushed over to one side like that.

The last two MP41 cars to see LIRR service (#'s 1100, 1101) were used on the Mitchel Field Shuttle into the late 1940s, when they were replaced by two MP54 cars.  (See  image above from 1908 and note the coupler.)  Archive/Info: Dave Keller

MP-54 ACF 1908 30 cars 1421-1450 lirr1450_MP54_port-washington_viewW_10-13-63.jpg (132896 bytes)
LIRR #1450 MP54 Port Washington view W 10/13/62
MP-54C American Car 
& Foundry 
1925-1972 29 cars  4844-4883

 

 

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LIRR #4875 MP54C

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LIRR #4855 MP54C Woodside 1969


LIRR - PULLMAN Promotional  Photo 80 ft., AC, 120 seat commuter car

MP-72C Pullman Standard 1955 Nos. 2501-2522 lirr2519-MP-72C_Jamaica-1969.jpg (59511 bytes)
LIRR #2519 MP-72C  Jamaica 1969
Archive: Dave Keller
MP-75C Pullman Standard 1963 Nos. 2525-2536
Converted to control trailers 5525-5536
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LIRR #2534 MP-75C Hempstead 1/20/68 Photo: Votava Archive: Dave Kellerlirr2536-MP-75C_Jamaica-1969.jpg (55643 bytes)
LIRR #2536 MP-75C Jamaica 1969
Archive: Dave Keller
MP-72T Pullman Standard 1955-1956 Nos. 2602-2674
Converted to PT-72C,
PP-72B and BG-72B

MP-75T Pullman Standard 1963 Nos. 2675-2692
Converted to trailers 5675-5692
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LIRR #2679 MP-75T Jamaica 1969
Archive: Dave Keller
P-69 Osgood Bradley 1925 8519-8522 lirr8520_Glueck.jpg (60042 bytes)
LIRR #8522 ex D&H #211 
Photo: R. Glueck
P-72 Pullman Standard 1955-1956

Nos. 2901-2980 except
2949 & 2957

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LIRR #2970 LI City 4/1970 Photo: Jim Parker
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 LIRR #2932 P72 - Port Jefferson 1965
Note:  steam heat connector by air lines underneath coupler. John Deasy
P-72 Bar Pullman Standard Rebuilt 1975

2990-2992, former
2905, 2970, 2957

P-72A Pullman Standard 1955 2801-2844
P-72G / Bar
P-74A Pullman Standard 1924 2001-2003
P-74B Pullman Standard 1935-37

7526, 7533-41, 7545-7549

P-74B Bar Pullman Standard 1935-37

7522-7525, 7527, 7530-31, 7540,          7542-44, 7550

 

P-74D Parlor Pullman Standard
HEAVYWEIGHT Parlor cars 6-wheel trucks
1923-27 2013-2036 lirr2020_P74D_Parlor-Patchogue_Yard-Montauk_05-15-66 (Rugen-Keller).jpg (72837 bytes)
LIRR #2020 "PATCHOGUE" Montauk Yard 05/15/66 (Rugen-Keller)
P-80F Amer Car & Foundry 1949 No. 2073 “Tuckahoe”
P-80G Budd 1949 Nos. 2081-2082
PP-72B Pullman Standard 1955-56 Nos. 2011-2021
PT-72A Pullman Standard 1553/1955? 2801-2844
PT-72 Bar Pullman Standard 1955-56 2890, 2892, 2894
PT-72C Pullman Standard 1955-56

2846-2898 Even Nos. only plus 2792, 2794, 2796

 

PT-75 Pullman Standard 1963 2701-2723 odd #’s
PT-75A Pullman Standard 1963

2702-2736
Even #’s only

PT-74 Bar Pullman Standard 1963 2705
GTEL Budd/GE/Garrett 1977-? 8 cars purchased
Gas Turbine Power trains 4 GE/ & 4 Garrett GE’s converted to M-1s Garrett’s scrapped
M-1 Budd 1968-2007 770 cars First run 30 DEC 68 Retired FEB 07 Nos. 9001-9770 Built: 1968-72
M-3 Budd 1985- 174 cars phased in 85-86 Nos. 9771-9944 Renumbered 9891-2 to 9945-6 after shooting
M-7 Bombardier 2004-

836 cars purchased  7001-7836

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